NEPAL ONE YEAR ON
It’s just over a year now since Nepal was devastated by the first of a series of terrible earthquakes. Sadly recent news only goes to highlight that after the initial emergency relief & cleanup, very little government intervention has been seen. Most buildings & homes in the cities remain as they were & many families in villages are preparing to spend another monsoon under tin roofs or even tarpaulins.
Our Nepal and UK teams are currently finalizing their post disaster comprehensive health promotion project. This will be implemented in the existing project sites, and this week our team are recruiting 7 new health promoters in the Dhading region, which was particularly badly affected by the earthquake. Proposed activities include; maternal and child health awareness, health promotion, women empowerment, mental health counselling to survivors, sanitation and environmental hygiene related activities, as well as supporting local community health facilities and providing medical supplies.
Our thanks to Liverpool John Moores University, THET & Bournemouth University and Karuna Trust who are financially supporting Green Tara Nepal and partnering us in many of our projects.
Sincere thanks also to The James Tudor Foundation & Union Chapel Congregational Church for their ongoing support, the many Triratna Buddhist Centres, Rotary clubs & Calstock Hall who have fundraised for us & most significantly the very many individuals who continue to bear us in mind & support us financially. We applaud you & thank you for your support!
On 8 May Sarah Wellard is running the Hackney Half marathon for us again & you can sponsor her here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.
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Green Tara Trust helps to save the lives of mothers and babies in rural Nepal through health education, training for health workers, and improved medical facilities. We also work closely with Nepal’s government to ensure health promotion and women’s rights are on the national agenda.